18 days in France, Geneva & Zurich Itinerary

18 days in France, Geneva & Zurich Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
2
Courchevel, France
— 5 nights
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
4
Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights

2
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Geneva. Keep things going the next day: get curious at CERN, then take advantage of the amenities at Bains des Paquis, then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and finally look for gifts at DAVIDOFF Geneve.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Geneva road trip planning app.

Doha, Qatar to Geneva is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Doha to Geneva is minus 2 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Doha in July; daily highs in Geneva reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Courchevel.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
DAVIDOFF Geneve ©
DAVIDOFF Geneve
CERN ©
CERN

5
nights
Courchevel, France

Head to L'Eterle and Magasin de Sport Elixirfor some retail therapy. Visiting Parasailing & Paragliding and Les Gorges du Fier will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Courchevel side-trips: Chamonix (Glacier des Bossons, Snell Sports, &more) and Les 2 Alpes (in Les Deux-Alpes).

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Courchevel online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Geneva to Courchevel in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Geneva in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Courchevel: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Courchevel

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Chamonix, Magasin de Sport Elixir, Les Gorges du Fier, L'Eterle, Les 2 Alpes
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Glacier des Bossons ©
Glacier des Bossons

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Family-friendly places like Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum will thrill your kids. Visiting Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee) and Le Bois des Aigles (in Balines). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, contemplate the long history of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paris tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Courchevel to Paris takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Courchevel in July, you will find days in Paris are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Disneyland Paris, Le Bois des Aigles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees

1
night
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire the striking features of Gare de Strasbourg, take a stroll through La Petite France, don't miss a visit to Barrage Vauban, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally see the interesting displays at Le Vaisseau.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Strasbourg trip website.

Take a train from Paris to Strasbourg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg
Le Vaisseau ©
Le Vaisseau
La Petite France ©
La Petite France

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Shop till you drop at Bahnhofstrasse and Altstadt Luzern. Step out of the city life by going to Lake Zurich and Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Axalp (in Brienz) and Lucerne (Lion Monument & Biosphaere Entlebuch). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli, and explore the activities along Seebad Katzensee.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Lucerne, Axalp
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Biosphaere Entlebuch ©
Biosphaere Entlebuch

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